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Hall, Labagh & Co. (1868)

Location:

Congregation Emanu-El
Fifth Avenue at 43rd Street
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10036 US
Organ ID: 50249

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Synagogues and other Jewish Houses of Worship
  • The organ is known from a single historic document only; presumed no longer extant, and may never have existed.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 83 ranks. 5 divisions. 4 manuals. 63 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: Pipes exposed (in whole or in part) in a gallery at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 4
  • Divisions: 5
  • Stops: 63
  • Manual Compass: 58
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Paul R. Marchesano on November 27, 2020:

"The organ is said to be the largest in the country, except that inthe Music Hall in Boston." - Information from The New York herald (New York [N.Y.]), October 2, 1869, p.10.

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on November 27, 2020.

Database Manager on August 17, 2012:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on August 13, 2012:

Identified through online information from T. Daniel Hancock.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From <i>Organ Building in New York City: 1700-1900</i> by John Ogasapian (The Organ Literature Foundation: 1977): Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Interior showing Hall, Labagh & Co. organ: Museum of the City of New York. Taken approx. 1900-01-01

Wood engraving of exterior: <i>Harper's Weekly</i> (Nov. 14, 1868). Taken approx. 1868-01-01

Newspaper page with article describing the building and architecture with several references to the organ, : Photograph from an archival source: The New York herald (New York [N.Y.]), October 2, 1869, p. 10., submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 1869-10-02

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